Phoenix transplant learns about Arizona landscaping during backyard remodel

This homeowner was new to the Phoenix area and didn't know what to plant during a landscaping remodel. He hired a local company to learn what grows in Arizona.

Chicago landscaper helps homeowners reclaim flower bed from neighborhood dogs

A Chicago Landscaper helps urban homeowners find a way to grow plants and keep dogs and other pets out of a flower bed between the sidewalk and street.

Start preparing in fall for a glorious garden in spring

Don’t wait until spring to care for your lawn and gardens. See why landscaping pros say fall is the perfect season for lawn and garden maintenance.

Landscaping around trees? Pro tips for D.C. tree box flower beds

Living in the District doesn't preclude planting a flower garden. One D.C. landscape designer discusses how to pick the right plants for your tree boxes.

Landscape Mulch Delivery

Mulch and topsoil

Mulch can be a lot of different things, but at its core it exists as a material that is applied to landscaping, walking paths and flower beds for aesthetic purposes, to suppress weed growth, retain moisture and supply nutrients to soil through decay. Topsoil is the nutrient-rich, uppermost layer of soil that is ideal for gardening and planting.

Webster landscaper revives dead lawn

Homeowner praises Trademark Landscape, a highly rated Houston-area landscaping company, for reviving her lawn that was damaged during the drought of 2012.

Give your yard a mulch makeover

Have you ever wondered what is in mulch, or how much mulch to buy? Angie's List spoke to McCarty Mulch & Stone of Indianapolis about the different types of mulch, avoiding the mulch volcano and whether you should buy mulch by the bag or the yard.

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Roto Tilling Service

Rototillers

A rototiller is an efficient tool for breaking up large areas of soil for planting and cultivation. This guide provides tips for operating a rototiller, ideal soil conditions for tilling and hiring a professional.

Rototilling nourishes spring gardens

Rototilling is a great way to prepare gardens and flower beds for spring planting.

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Tree Service

Tree care and services

Trees grow slowly so you can't afford to make a mistake by planting them in the wrong location or overlooking something that puts the tree at risk. Tree care is something most homeowners can do on their own, but an expert should be called if a tree is showing signs of disease or if limbs need to be removed.

How to check your trees for storm damage

Did a storm damage trees on your property? Learn how to check your trees for storm damage, and how to tell whether you can save the tree or need to remove it.

Landscaping around trees? Pro tips for D.C. tree box flower beds

Living in the District doesn't preclude planting a flower garden. One D.C. landscape designer discusses how to pick the right plants for your tree boxes.

How to properly water your trees

When summer rolls around, it's important to know how to properly water your trees. One highly rated provider shares watering tips to keep your trees healthy.

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Greenhouses

Add flair to holiday decorating with orchids

Once exclusive high-priced plants, orchids are popular for holiday decorating and are now affordable for even the most casual flower enthusiast.

Get to know your garden center’s return policy

The Indianapolis-based Angie's List gardening expert, known as the Hoosier Gardener, shares why you should find out what your local nursery will guarantee before you buy.

How to select the right trees for optimum curb appeal

Increase your home’s curb appeal by choosing trees that play up the existing beauty of the property, while leveraging opportunities to expand the desire of potential buyers.

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Lakefront Landscaper

Lakefront landscaping

Landscaping can be a challenge in ordinary circumstances, but lakefront landscaping poses additional challenges from sloping and floodplain issues. What ideas will help you create your perfect lakefront escape?

Learn about your homeowner's association before you buy

If you drive through a development and don't see any RVs or basketball hoops, odds are they're not allowed by the homeowner's association, and judges aren't sympathetic.

Recycle leaf waste for healthier plants

Gardening writer C.L. Fornari focuses on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. She gives advice on how you can put your bags of fallen leaves to good use as organic fertilizer.Recycle leaf waste for healthier plants. 

Fall lettuce a tasty treat for Southeast gardeners

Ellen Goff, a gardening writer for Angie’s List, gives tips on growing cool-weather greens in your Southeast landscape.

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Land Surveyor

Why land surveys are crucial for home buyers

Land surveys can help property buyers avoid future headaches such as boundary disputes. A highly rated Alabama-based land surveyor provider explains how.

Fall planting tips for the Southwest

Jacqueline Soule, who writes about gardening in the Southwest for Angie’s List, explains why fall planting is crucial for better plant growth.

Is surveying your property worth the cost?

Don't trust fences or estimates. Before you buy or build, hire a land surveyor to make sure your property is properly measured.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvment projects.

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Lawn Service

Start preparing in fall for a glorious garden in spring

Don’t wait until spring to care for your lawn and gardens. See why landscaping pros say fall is the perfect season for lawn and garden maintenance.

3 easy midsummer landscaping ideas

Having a midsummer’s dream of better landscaping? Try these three easy do-it-yourself spruce-ups. Not into DIY? Here how to match the right pro to your project.

Beginner gardener? 10 tips to get you started

Wish you had a green thumb? Trying to pick up a new hobby this year? Try building a garden. These tips will help any beginner build their own Eden.

5 lawn care tips fielded from the Indianapolis Indians’ groundskeeper

Who better to learn the secrets of lawn care from than the head groundskeeper for the Indianapolis Indians? Follow these tips and get your yard in shape.

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Fountain Installer

Fountains

Fountains can add a tranquil component to any backyard landscape or outdoor living space. Learn what styles are available and what it takes to have one installed in your yard.

Adding fountains, ponds and waterfalls to your backyard

The sound and movement of water is transforming, especially in the garden. Angie's List contractors discuss home water features that can liven up your yard, such as fountains, ponds and waterfalls.

Winterize your ponds and fountains

Jo Ellen Myers Sharp, the Hoosier Gardener, gives advice on how to winterize water features in the yard. Preparing features such as water gardens, ponds, waterfalls for winter helps avoid damage from freezing and thawing water.

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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvment projects.

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Lawn Irrigation

How much does it cost to install a sprinkler system?

Do you spend too much time watering your lawn? Get tips and find out how much it costs to install a professional irrigation system on your property.

Growing grass in Florida? Water restrictions claim formerly lush lawns

Healthy turf in Florida requires water and TLC to prevent dying grass. Drought-induced water restrictions make yards with no grass less expensive than lawns.

Stop watering the driveway! 8 ways to fine-tune your irrigation system

How to fine-tune your lawn irrigation system to keep plants and grass thriving, and conserve water through proper watering techniques

Winterize your lawn irrigation system to avoid spring headaches

If you’ve invested thousands of dollars in a lawn irrigation system, you need to take action now to keep from having to spend hundreds or thousands more next year.

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Paving Contractor

Hardscaping

Creating a unique look for your yard means more than just cut grass, trimmed shrubbery and pretty flowers. Hardscaping, the creation of any man-made structures on your lawn, is just as crucial for overall appearance.

Odessa paver designer brings project full circle

A Lutz homeowner creates an outdoor focal with patio pavers by connecting a new driveway, side walkways, and a front porch with an existing back porch.

Get the luxury look: Former Chicago Blackhawk lists Lincoln Park home

An outdoor fireplace, home gym and wine cellar make this a high-end buyer's dream, but these amenities don't have to be out of reach for the average homeowner.

10 tips for hiring the best contractor to install your pavers

Is it time to improve your landscape or patio with pavers? One highly rated provider shares ten tips to help you hire the best contractor for the job.

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Lawn Treatment

3 easy midsummer landscaping ideas

Having a midsummer’s dream of better landscaping? Try these three easy do-it-yourself spruce-ups. Not into DIY? Here how to match the right pro to your project.

How much does it cost to fertilize your yard?

Want to now the secret to a lush, healthy lawn? Lawn and landscape experts say it's how often the lawn is treated with fertilizer and a weed control product.

How much does it cost to reseed or overseed your yard?

You don't have to rip out your grass and lay sod to have a healthy lawn. Consider reseeding or overseeding your grass to restore your lawn’s lush look.

Lawn looking lousy? Grow green grass with these 5 tips

It's time to work in the yard! Don't let your lawn become the embarrassment of the neighborhood. Check out these tips on growing healthy, green grass.

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Landscape Lighting

3 ways landscaping can do more than boost curb appeal

Let landscaping help you repel intruders. Learn what plants can help deter burglars and bugs. Find out if your lawn's slope, or grade, could cause water damage.

Outdoor lighting tips to add beauty and safety to your landscape

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talk with Ralph Redmond of Indiana Outdoor Lighting about how to spruce up your landscape with lighting.

Outdoor lighting options to illuminate your home and landscape

Outdoor lighting can add a lot to your home and landscape. One highly rated provider shares the different options homeowners have to illuminate their home.

6 questions to ask before hiring an outdoor lighting designer

How do you choose an outdoor lighting designer and installer that fits your needs? One highly rated provider shares six questions to ask before making a hire.

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Lawn Mower Repair

Lawn mower repair

The average suburban lawn mower is a true workhorse, but you might not be maintaining it as well as you should. Here are some practical tips on troubleshooting common problems, how to make some repairs yourself and how to maintain your mower so it keeps performing well year after year.

Repair or replace: Is it time to buy a new lawn mower?

Experts in lawn mower maintenance say there’s a fix for common issues, but major problems often cost more to repair than buying a new lawn mower.

Don’t lose a limb! Chainsaw safety tips you need to know

When operating a chainsaw, be sure to follow best safety practices by wearing protective gear, clearing the cutting area, and avoiding the kickback zone.

Got gas? 4 tips for fueling lawn mowers and landscaping tools

Some lawn mowers and landscaping tools run on straight gasoline, while others require a blend of both. Get tips to ensure you gas-powered tools run smoothly.

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Leaf Removal Service

Leaf Removal

Leaf removal is a necessary chore for every homeowner. Typically, it's a task you can handle yourself, but if you really want your lawn spic-and-span, there are a growing number of professionals ready to assist.

Should you rake leaves or leave them?

To rake or not to rake? That's the question come fall. So another seasonal question worth asking is whether to take the time and risk the blisters to rake leaves yourself or hire some help.

Why hire a lawn care company for leaf removal?

Hiring a lawn care company for leaf removal is ideal for the elderly and those with health problems or large yards. Plus it helps the lawn thrive in the spring.

Hire landscaping pros for leaf removal

Save time and avoid aches and pains by hiring a professional to clean up your landscape by removing leaves and lawn debris.

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